Do we accept that disrupted sleep is 'normal' in the elderly? While it is widely accepted that elderly residents have trouble sleeping, what is understood about the nature of those sleep difficulties? Is disrupted sleep the cause or the effect of cognitive decline? of heart disease? of challenging behaviors? This course will discuss specific sleep challenges in the elderly as well as appropriate staff responses and treatment options. Specific discussion on sleep culture in our residential environments, and how can we improve our environments for sleep promotion.
This course is part of the "Innovations in Geriatric Care" Virtual Conference - Day 5.
Course created on March 14, 2019
Course Type: Video, Audio
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Areas Of Occupation; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC); IACET/0.1; NBCOT/1.25 Intermediate, Geriatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to distinguish between typical sleep patterns and problem sleep.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify confounding factors affecting sleep hygiene in the elderly.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how sleep deficits impact function, behavior and participation.
- After this course, participants will be able to determine the appropriate responses to sleep problems in the elderly population.
|5-10 Minutes||Typical Sleep & Sleep Architecture|
|10-15 Minutes||Sleep Process Factors|
|15-20 Minutes||Sleep Problems: Parasomnias & Dyssomnias|
|20-35 Minutes||Dyssomnia: Extrinsic Factors|
|35-50 Minutes||Dyssomnia: Intrinsic Factors|
|50-55 Minutes||Treatment Approach|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L
Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in 1993, and from Chatham University with an OTD in 2016. She has worked through the lifespan from early intervention (addressing issues affecting pre-term infancy, infant feeding, and sensory regulation) through acute settings, home health, elder health, and end of life care (in an ALS Center of Excellence). She has spent the majority of her career between adult neuro-rehabilitation with a specialty in post-traumatic (acquired) brain injury, and pediatrics. Her primary role is Education Specialist for Select Rehabilitation supporting both Select therapists in residential settings, and the STARS School Services program.
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